Powell's has an interview with Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Spook. Stiff concerns cadavers and what happens to bodies after we die. Spook is about the afterlife, or the idea of one. It's a good interview that gets at some of the first questions people have, like did she get sick writing the book and if a hot person dies, are they still hot a few days later. She comes across a cheery, curious woman who tackles strange topics because she likes to find things out. I have been scared of Stiff, but maybe I will give it a try.